Twenty NH Firms are on the Inc. 5000 list, a business magazine's ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
The following NH companies made the list:
Rank, Company, City, Growth, Industry, Revenue
#153, Akumina, Nashua, 2,475%, Software, $4.4 million
#915, RagingBull.com, Lee, 465%, Education, $33.6 million
#1112, PoliteMail Software, Greenland, 376%, Software, $5.9 million
#1467, National Energy & Light, Nashua, 282%, Manufacturing, $36.2 million
#1646, Alkemy Partners Instruction and Design, Amherst, 251%, Health, $2.1 million
#1789, Halo Maritime Defense Systems, Newton, 228%, Security, $8.4 million
#1805, Saltwater Collective, Portsmouth, 226%, Advertising & Marketing, $9.1 million
#1809, SilverCloud, Portsmouth, 225%, Software, $6.9 million
#2182, Optiline Enterprises, Nashua, 185%, Construction, $35.2 million
#2351, The Autumn Group, Windham, 170%, IT Management, $10.4 million
#2371, Strolid, Salem, 169%, Business Products & Services, $5.9 million
#2819, Marshall Scientific, Hampton, 134%, Health, $3.4 million
#3051, Bean Group, Portsmouth, 121%, Real Estate, $49.4 million
#3359 Vital, Portsmouth, 107%, Advertising & Marketing, $6.5 million
#3626, Orion Entrance Control, Laconia, 96%, Manufacturing, $9 million
#3953, Air Solutions & Balancing, Auburn, 83%, Construction, $9.3 million
#4349, Everlasting Capital, Rochester, 70%, Financial Services, $2.5 million
#4522 Right Height Manufacturing, Manchester, 65%, Manufacturing, $4.9 million
#4713, Medicus Healthcare Solutions, Windham, 60%, Health, $193.3 million
#4916, Netria Corporation, Exeter, 55%, Computer Hardware, $19.3 million
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved a three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
"The companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success," said Inc. Editor-in-Chief James Ledbetter. "There's no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities."
Methodology: The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.